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Saramonic Blink500 ProX B2R 4.5

I’ve reviewed a few microphone sets in my time and this is the first set I have come across that actually gives you an LED screen on both the transmitter and the receiver. It’s one of those “Why hasn’t someone done this before?” moments. No more rushing over to the mic wearer to adjust their equipment for them (be honest, most people wearing the mic have no idea how to use it, which is not their fault, there are just so many different models out there), they can now look at the screen and do it themselves, what a relief!

Muting, mic gain and ‘audio in’ levels are all adjustable on the transmitters and they can also host lavalier microphones via the 3.5mm jack if you prefer the look and don’t want to rely on the built-in mic’s. As well as this, both transmitters provided have up to 8GB storage independent of the receiver so, if they get disconnected for whatever reason (scenery, range, weird signals disrupting the pick-up – although this is somewhat mitigated by the set automatically finding the frequency with the least amount of latency, a great help), you still have the audio files to fall back on which is a nice little touch, brownie points for this idea. The operating range is about 100 metres, less than some others out there but, with the aforementioned independent back-up storage on the transmitters, this is less of a worry than you may think.

The receiver has a 3.5mm jack so you can listen to the audio directly as you are recording and you have the ability to set the recording to either Mono or Stereo, depending on if you’re using one or two transmitters. Both transmitters and receivers have about 10 hrs worth of battery life and the charging case can re-charge them up to two times, giving you 30 hours of usage – plenty of time for most situations. RRP £152.56

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A great, easy to use microphone set that’s relatively inexpensive for what it does, thumbs up!
  • Independent storage on transmitters
  • LED screen
  • Decent battery life
  • Automatic frequency-hopping
  • Don’t look great if filming but you do have the lavalier option.